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Manchester City vs Leicester, Newcastle vs Manchester United: Facts of Premier League Matches


Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the 19th round of Premier League fixtures from Dec. 26-27 (times GMT):

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26

Liverpool v Leeds United (1230)

* Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games against Leeds (W6 D3).

* Liverpool have failed to score only once in their last 23 meetings with Leeds across all competitions.

* Leeds have conceded 16 goals in their last four Premier League games.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford (1230)

* Wolves have beaten Watford three times in their last four Premier League games.

* Watford are the only Premier League side to have not kept a clean sheet this season.

* Watford have lost their last four Premier League games in a row.

Burnley v Everton (1500)

* Burnley have won more Premier League home matches against Everton (four) than they have versus any other side in the competition.

* Everton are unbeaten in six Boxing Day Premier League matches since a 1-0 home loss to Stoke City in 2014-15 (W5 D1).

* Everton have won one of their last 11 Premier League games (D3 L7).

Manchester City v Leicester City (1500)

* Manchester City have beaten Leicester in eight of their last 10 Premier League meetings (L2).

* Leicester’s last Premier League win on Boxing Day came against City in 2018.

* Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals and two hat-tricks against City but is looking for his first ever Boxing Day goal in the Premier League.

Norwich City v Arsenal (1500)

* Norwich have never won a Premier League game on Boxing Day (D1 L6).

* Arsenal have lost just two of their 23 Premier League matches on Boxing Day (W14 D7).

* Gabriel Martinelli has been directly involved in six goals (four goals and two assists) in his last six Premier League games for Arsenal, as many as he had in his first 33 appearances in the competition before this.

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace (1500)

* Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 14 league games on Boxing Day since a 2-0 loss at Portsmouth in 2003-04 (W11 D3).

* Crystal Palace have scored seven goals in their last three Premier League London derbies, as many as in their previous 10 such matches combined.

* As a player, Palace manager Patrick Vieira was on the winning side in all eight of his Premier League games played on Boxing Day.

West Ham United v Southampton (1500)

* West Ham have won more games (19) and more home fixtures (14) against Southampton in the Premier League than they have versus any other side in the competition.

* Southampton have lost their last four away games at West Ham and conceded three goals each time.

* West Ham manager David Moyes has suffered defeats in only two of his 17 Premier League meetings with Southampton (W7 D8), losing 1-0 with Everton in September 2002 and 4-0 with Sunderland in February 2017.

Aston Villa v Chelsea (1730)

* This is the sixth time Aston Villa and Chelsea have met in a league match on Boxing Day (fourth in the Premier League), with Chelsea remaining unbeaten in the five contests so far (W3 D2).

* Chelsea have lost their last two Boxing Day league games, going down 2-0 against Southampton in 2019-20 and 3-1 at Arsenal last season.

* None of Villa’s last 14 Premier League games have ended level (W6 L8), with four of those victories coming in their six games under manager Steven Gerrard.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford (2000)

* Brighton are winless in their last 11 Boxing Day league games since beating Queens Park Rangers 1-0 in the second-tier Championship in 2005-06 (D4 L7).

* Brentford have won two of their last three away league games against Brighton (L1), more than they had in their previous 12 visits (W1 D4 L7).

* Brighton are winless in their last 11 Premier League games (D8 L3). They last went on a longer run without a victory in league competition between August and October 2002 (13).

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27

Newcastle United v Manchester United (2000)

* Newcastle have won two of their last four Premier League home games against Manchester United (L2), more than they had in their previous 13 against the Old Trafford club at St James’ Park (W1 D3 L9).

* Manchester United have won their last four Premier League games against Newcastle, their longest such run against them since a run of five between 2004 and 2006.

* Newcastle have conceded 79 Premier League goals in 2021, the joint-most in a single calendar year in the competition along with Ipswich Town in 1994.

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